Now that your children are home for the summer, you’ll be looking for some fun things to do as a family. Of course if those activities are educational, all the better. In this blog, we’re going to give you some ideas on how to keep your little vacationers engaged and enjoying their summer break while learning more about the faith.
Party Like It’s 99 AD
Board games are a really fun way to bring people together, and these party games offer an engaging, faith-filled learning experience that also lets the players step away from technology for a while. Make some popcorn, pour the juice, and invite your family to play Biblical versions of favorite party games such as trivia, Scattergories, and Family Feud. You can even challenge each other to a dance-off to Christian music with Dance Praise (which does require technology). Not all of these games require a trip to the store either; some on the list, like charades and bingo, can be created by things you have lying around at home.
Get a Clue
Matthew 6:21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
Let’s be honest; who doesn’t love a good treasure hunt? However, how many of us have thought about using clues from the Bible to create one? The website “Creative Bible Study” offers many ways that we can use Bible verses and objects found around the house to send family members of all ages scurrying off in search of the “treasure.” On this site, you’ll find different ways to play as well as printable resources that will help you get started.
Made with Love
What would one of our activity blogs be without a craft section? Here, once again, we refer to Pinterest. With a little construction paper, glue, string, and markers, you and your young artists have everything you need to make great faith-filled craft items. Add popsicle sticks, beads and aluminum and even more possibilities open up.
What are some of the ways you keep your children engaged and learning about the faith during summer vacation? Let us know in the comments.